Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 19 2004,17:23
The "embedded" version of DSL is a way to run DSL inside a computer that is booted up and running MS Windows.
Embedded uses a program called "qemu" which is a PC emulation program, similar to commercial products called Virtual PC or VMWare.
The qemu program will create a simluated IBM compatiple PC (with 128MB of RAM, a Pentium Pro CPU, a Cirrus VGA video card, fake CDROM and floppy drive, a NE2000 network card, a 60MB hard drive and a Sound Blaster sound card) that runs inside a window on the desktop of your real pc.
DSL is then booted from the fake CDROM drive and is run inside your virtual PC.
You need a powerful computer in order to do this. I wouldn't recommend doing it on a computer with less than 1.5Ghz CPU or it will run VERY slow. Even on a fast computer it runs much slower than DSL performs when booted directly via the real computer.
If you want to make a bootable CD-R disk from your DSL embedded zip files, open a CD burning program like Nero and choose File -> Burn CD Image , or Recorder -> Burn CD Image and then select the dsl.iso file for burning.
Then reboot your computer and set your BIOS to allow booting from CDROM drive and you are in business.